Aircraft

Airbus will introduce larger winglets for the A350

Airbus will introduce larger winglets for the A350 as part of several aerodynamic improvements that will become available for the twinjet later this year. A350 marketing director Francois Obe said during a briefing at the Singapore air show that the manufacturer had planned to introduce a package of “incremental developments” in 2020. He adds, however: “With the aircraft being better …


Flight Attendants

Asked to ‘tone it down,’ these Eagles fans belted out the fight song instead

When a flight attendant requested Eagles fans to “tone it down” during a flight to Philadelphia on Friday night, they responded exactly how you’d expect a plane full of Eagles fans to respond two days before their team’s Super Bowl matchup against the New England Patriots. They belted out their team’s fight song. @Eagles our flight from LA to Philly. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/R6Goxrb3bK — to.hermos (@StyleUkno) February 3, …


Moral of the Story: Don’t Be a Dick on an Airplane (or Ever)

When my son Colin was four, we took an airplane trip to visit some friends. During take off, he stared intently out the window. Watching the plane accelerate and then lift off of the ground. Examining the steep angle of the ascent. Calculating the distance from land. As his logical little mind put everything together, he completely freaked out. “MOM! …

United Airlines passenger misses out on seeing her dying mum one last time after a ticket bungle

A PASSENGER was removed from a plane in tears due to a ticket bungle that saw her miss saying goodbye to her dying mum.   SHE had already taken her seat on the plane, hoping to visit her dying mother one last time. But a ticket bungle robbed her of her chance to say goodbye. Carrol Amrich of Pueblo, Colorado, …

Can passengers drink their own alcohol on flights? Yes – but you can only do it this way

You’re not legally allowed to serve yourself alcohol – but there’s a way around this and it’s ingenious DRINKING on a flight is one of the ways to make it go a lot faster– but booze can be pricey when you’re in the air. Unfortunately, you’re not legally allowed to serve your own drinks on a flight – plenty of …

The one thing you never knew you need to do on a flight

IT’S the one thing experts say that all passengers must do on a flight, but we bet you never knew about it. WE ALL know that we should be wearing sunscreen when we’re in hot and sunny destinations. But did you know that you should be applying an SPF30 before you’ve even taken off for your holiday? Dermatologists advise that …

The Airline Tips They Can’t Officially Tell You

Working in communications at a major airline opened my eyes to so many things. For four years, I had the incredible fortune of getting to see the world for the cost of dinner and a movie. Working behind the scenes also gave me unique insight into how the sausage is made. Ahead, I’m sharing five invaluable things I learned about …

Pro Tip: Renew Your Passport Right Now

In 2007, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative went into effect, requiring U.S. citizens to have passports for travel to and from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. As a result, 18 million new passports were issued that year. That’s 10 million more than in 2004. And they will all expire next year. That influx could cause wait times for passport renewal to jump to ten …